Too often, arts, culture, and creativity make their way to the chopping block when budgets are on the line, and that is what has happened the last three years. Local arts support from the District has been cut 69.88% from FY 09 to FY12. This impacts not just local artists, but local businesses in the creative economy and the greater DC public more generally: all people who benefit from living in a rich cultural environment.
Help support the budget of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities by advocating for the Arts on Arts Advocacy Day! On Arts Advocacy Day, community leaders speak out about what the District needs for the arts to thrive locally. Advocates include artists, business leaders, artistic directors, non-profit leaders, development directors, emerging artists, emerging leaders, and arts administrators.
The 2012 Advocacy Day Partners include: the DC Film Alliance, Busboys and Poets, Split This Rock, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, the Smith Center for the Healing Arts, the Humanities Council of Washington DC, Warehouse DC, Pinkline Project, the Washington Bach Consort, the Arts Club of Washington, Grasshop, the Sunlight Foundation, and the Institute for Policy Studies.
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